Construction Financing and JV equity secured on behalf of Newland Capital Group for Mount Pocono Commerce Center
JLL Capital Markets arranged senior and mezzanine construction financing and joint venture equity for the development of Mount Pocono Commerce Center.
LOS ANGELES, August 15, 2023 – JLL Capital Markets announced today that it arranged senior and mezzanine construction financing and joint venture equity for the development of Mount Pocono Commerce Center, a to-be-built, Class-A distribution center, totaling 1,204,494 square feet in Mt. Pocono, PA.
JLL worked on behalf of the sponsor, Newland Capital Group, to secure the senior construction loan with Axos Bank and mezzanine loan with Fidelity Investments. A multi-billion-dollar asset manager provided joint venture equity for the project.
Located at 3379 Pocono Summit Rd., the project will be a build-to-suit for an international 3PL who is relocating from a nearby location given the project’s direct access to the Port of Newark and rest of the Northeast. The development will feature 40-foot clear heights, 196 loading docks, 4 drive-in docks, 384 trailer stalls and a 200-foot truck court depth.
Mount Pocono Commerce Center is located within the Northeast Pennsylvania industrial market which measures nearly 129 million square feet of industrial real estate. Mt. Pocono is strategically located with immediate access to the I-380 to the west and I-80 to the south which are primary south/west interstates that provide direct accessibility to New York City and Philadelphia in under 2 hours.
The JLL Capital Markets team was led by Senior Director David Pelaia and Director Chad Morgan.
“In a highly selective and tough capital markets environment, we were pleased to bring together a full capital stack solution for Newland Capital Group. Axos Bank and Fidelity Investments recognized the exceptional quality of the project, its sponsorship and growth opportunity in the Northeast Pennsylvania industrial market,” said Pelaia.
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About Newland Capital Group
Newland Capital Group is an investor, developer, and asset manager of properties designed to service the next generation of e-commerce, omnichannel and distribution companies across the United States. Newland Capital Group prides themselves on integrating advanced technology and sustainability while providing Class-A industrial properties that support the future of distribution. Their properties are strategically located within the major U.S. port markets and with state-of-the-art building specs for occupiers focused on expanding their e-commerce and omnichannel experience for their customers.